June 9, 2011

NTSB releases preliminary report on Va. bus crash

On Thursday, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released the preliminary report on a motorcoach accident in Doswell, Va.

On Tuesday, May 31, 2011, about 0455 eastern daylight time, a 2000 Setra motorcoach, operated by Sky Express Inc., was traveling northbound on Interstate 95 (I-95) in the vicinity of Doswell, Va. The motorcoach, which was occupied by a 37-year-old driver and 60 passengers, had departed from Greensboro, N.C., and was en route to New York City.

The preliminary report provides factual information related to the accident. The report can be accessed on the NTSB website at: http://www.ntsb.gov/Surface/highway/Doswell-Preliminary-Report.pdf


The investigation will now progress to analysis of the accident and determination of probable cause.

Additional factual updates will be provided and distributed via media advisories as investigative information is developed.

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